Artem Lobov News

Oct 25, 2017 12:12 pm

Andre Fili explains the moment he glared at Conor McGregor doing the billionaire strut

Andre Fili pulled off his own version of the “billionaire strut” in the moments leading up to his fight against Artem Lobov over the weekend. Lobov had his good friend and training partner Conor McGregor sitting cageside for his fight. While Fili was in the Octagon waiting for Lobov to enter from his walkout, “Touchy”...

Oct 23, 2017 1:29 pm

Artem Lobov thinking about asking to be released from UFC

Artem Lobov was edged out by Andre Fili during their UFC FIght Night 118 contest that took place in Gdansk, Poland over the weekend. Fili was given the judge’s unanimous decision after their three-round fight came to an end. Lobov now holds a professional MMA record of 13-14 with one draw and one no-contest. After...

Oct 21, 2017 12:56 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor uses some choice words while attempting to console Artem Lobov

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may be in some hot water after using some choice words to describe Artem Lobov’s UFC Gdansk opponent Andre Fili. Shortly following Lobov’s unanimous decision loss to Andre Fili at today’s UFC Fight Night 118 event, cameras caught “Mystic Mac” using some gay slurs while attempting to console his...

Oct 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Artem Lobov hints at retirement following loss at UFC Gdansk

Artem Lobov issued a brief statement shortly following his loss to Andre Fili at today’s UFC Fight Night 118 event in Gdansk, Poland. “The Russian Hammer” says he is not sure if he will continue fighting following his second-straight setback, which dropped his mixed martial arts record to 13-14-1 overall. Check it out: Not sure...

Oct 21, 2017 11:00 am

Andre Fili Edges Out Artem Lobov as Conor McGregor Yells Cageside

Artem Lobov and Andre Fili’s history goes back to The Ultimate Fighter 22. It was coached by his friend Conor McGregor, who was there in Poland to support his right hand man. It was Team Alpha Male squaring off against Straight Blast Gym with guy who first dethrone Jose Aldo watching it all unfold. Not...

Oct 21, 2017 6:46 am

Andre Fili Gives Respect to Artem Lobov Ahead of Their UFC Gdansk Fight

We’re just a couple of hours away from Poland’s mid-afternoon UFC event, a place that some MMA fans claim Artem Lobov doesn’t belong. They come out of the woodwork every fight. Lobov will be taking on Team Alpha Male’s Andre Fili. Despite the history between the two gyms, there wasn’t much trash talk. Actually, Fili...

Oct 20, 2017 6:35 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov Wins UFC Gdansk Weigh-Ins With Impassioned Speech

Are you having trouble getting out of bed today? Does the idea of facing work for one last day just seem too insurmountable of a challenge? Has your daily intake of coffee failed to properly motivate you? No problemo, Artem Lobov is here to make sure you start the day right and proper. He walked...

Oct 15, 2017 2:57 pm

PHOTO | Gun-toting Artem Lobov directs threat at upcoming opponent Andre Fili

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the Polish port city of Gdansk with the compelling, 12-fight UFC fight Night 118. While the main card will feature names like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Darren Till, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jan Blachowicz it’s arguable that one of the most intriguing fights on the entire bill occurs on...

Oct 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Artem Lobov ‘Dying’ To Get His Hands on Andre Fili

It wasn’t too long ago that the internet weighed in with criticisms that Artem Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC, or in a fight with Cub Swanson. That all quieted down when Conor McGregor’s right hand man took the fourth best featherweight in the world to a decision. He didn’t win the fight, but it...

Sep 3, 2017 9:45 am

Artem Lobov responds to callout from red-hot UFC Rotterdam prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov

Yesterday afternoon, on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 115 in Rotterdam, Russian featherweight prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov dazzled by thrashing Mike Santiago to a second-round rear-naked choke. With this win, Magomedsharipov immediately established himself as one of the finest contenders in the featherweight division, and post-fight, he looked to capitalize on this status with a...

Aug 24, 2017 10:53 am

Artem Lobov Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Will Fight Paul Malignaggi

Between the controversial sparring bouts, the photos, the video leaked by Dana White, and their altercation at media day, it’s looks like Conor McGregor is fighting Paul Malignaggi on Saturday instead of Floyd Mayweather. Of course, if Malignaggi gets his way, they could fight next year on St. Patrick’s day. Although, McGregor’s right hand (or...

Aug 18, 2017 8:03 am

The Russian Hammer Artem Lobov Returns to the Octagon October 21st

It wasn’t too long ago that Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov fought Cub Swanson in a Fight of the Night. While the hammer couldn’t drive the nail to one of the top featherweights on the planet, he did put on a scrappy and entertaining fight. While a ton of fans and even media tried to...

Aug 13, 2017 8:17 am

Artem Lobov explains why Conor McGregor’s confidence is at an all-time high

Though Conor McGregor is being widely discredited in the buildup to his blockbuster August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr, he and his team are brimming with confidence. UFC featherweight Artem Lobov, who serves as one of McGregor’s main training partners, explained the surplus of confidence inside the camp in a recent interview with...

Jun 7, 2017 9:21 am

Artem Lobov calls for fight with Jose Aldo

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, once-dominant UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had his throne usurped by young Hawaiian star Max Holloway, as he wilted under a swarm of third-round punches. With this outcome, Aldo finds himself at a relatively unfamiliar juncture, no longer a champion but a contender in the crowded...

May 9, 2017 7:50 am

Doo Ho Choi responds to Artem Lobov’s callout

When it was first announced that the unranked Artem Lobov would be fighting the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight in Cub Swanson, there was widespread backlash. Many fans suggested this was an opportunity the Russian-born Irishman didn’t deserve, and one that was only being afforded to him because of his friendship MMA megastar Conor McGregor. In the end,...

May 2, 2017 10:42 am

Artem Lobov calls out next opponent following Cub Swanson loss

Last month, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov stepped into the Octagon for the biggest fight of his career as he fought #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’. Prior to the fight, Swanson went as far as to say that Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC. Following...

Apr 23, 2017 10:13 am

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville Featherweight fighters Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson went to war in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108 yesterday evening in Nashville. The “Russian Hammer” and “Killer Cub” exchanged bombs for five straight rounds before the horn sounded and...

Apr 23, 2017 7:22 am

Pros react to Cub Swanson’s action-packed defeat of Artem Lobov

Last night, the UFC touched down in “Music City,” Nashville, Tennessee, with a 13-fight card. This card featured plenty of action, as Brandon Moreno scored an epic submission win over Dustin Ortiz on the undercard, Mike Perry picked up an elbow-induced KO of the year contender over Jake Ellenberger, and Al Iaquinta crushed Diego Sanchez...

Apr 21, 2017 5:54 am

After shaky start to UFC career, Artem Lobov says he asked to be released by promotion

Tomorrow night, Artem Lobov will face the biggest test of his career in the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. He’ll enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak, and if he scores the upset, he’s likely to burst into the featherweight top-10, where more high-stakes challenges await. Things haven’t always been so good for Lobov. Speaking...

Apr 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Cub Swanson: Artem Lobov is always getting better

This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will take a massive step up in competition as he throws down with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-2-1, and is not even ranked in...

Apr 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Artem Lobov and boxer Amir Khan swap trash talk on Twitter

The biggest story in combat sports today surrounds a boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather, and Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor. While this potential showdown initially looked nearly impossible, it is looking more and more probable by the day. And now, Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s main training partners, wants in on the action....

Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov explains how training with McGregor has prepared him for Swanson

Will @RusHammerMMA stun Swanson at #UFCNashville? pic.twitter.com/uuxc0YYJnn — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 18, 2017 This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Artem Lobov will take on Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-12-1  and Swanson currently holds the number four spot in the...

Apr 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Cub Swanson gives his take on whether Artem Lobov actually belongs in the UFC

This weekend, in the main event of UFC Nashville, featherweight contender Cub Swanson will take on Russian-born Irishman Artem Lobov. Given that Swanson currently sits inside the featherweight top-5, and Lobov sits outside the top-15 with an undeniably unimpressive 13-12-1 overall record, the announcement of this fight caused more than a few head scratches. Yet...

Mar 24, 2017 9:57 am

Artem Lobov rips “p**sy” Jose Aldo for accepting featherweight title

UFC featherweight Artem Lobov has been gearing up for his upcoming main event scrap with Cub Swanson in April, where he will face the biggest test of his professional MMA career as he looks to crack the featherweight top 10. Ahead of the fight, Lobov has generated quite a bit of controversy as he has...

Mar 23, 2017 10:28 am

Artem Lobov rips “p**sies” with padded records

On April 22nd, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov will have the biggest fight of his professional career as he fights #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in a highly anticipated main event showdown. Ahead of the fight, Lobov, who holds a 13-12-1 professional record, and is currently on a 2-fight win streak, found himself criticizing...